New data from Wotif.com shows Bundaberg as a top trending destination for travellers who are looking to take a trip over the school holidays.
The region sits in the number one spot for trending school holiday destinations with interest up over 295 per cent, followed closely by Port Douglas and Gladstone.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the upcoming holidays were a perfect time to explore the region, with Mon Repos turtle tours starting and a stellar line up of school holiday activities planned.
“The September school holidays are a fantastic time to get out and about and explore the Bundaberg Region,” he said.
“The weather is warmer, the beaches are beautiful and there is so much to see and do.”
Mayor Dempsey said Bundaberg Regional Council had a number of activities and events planned across the holiday period for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.
“These activities have been organised at some of our wonderful venues including the Botanic Gardens, Hinkler Hall of Aviation and libraries,” he said.
“Also, while you are in the region don't forget to explore Alexandra Park Zoo to meet the dingoes, monkeys, emus and more.
Bundaberg Tourism general manager Katherine Reid added she was delighted to see the latest sentiment from Wotif’s survey supporting what Bundaberg Tourism and the regional tourism industry have been seeing for some years – that Bundaberg was a highly desirable destination for Queensland leisure travellers.
“As the Regional Tourism Organisation, Bundaberg Tourism has been working in partnership with the industry and our key stakeholders including Bundaberg Regional Council and Tourism and Events Queensland for many years to position the region as a desirable holiday destination,” she said.
Katherine said the region had seen visitor growth over the past five years.
“We are seeing consistent positive engagement across our channels from travellers and we know that visitors are attracted to the Bundaberg Region to experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef, our warm hospitality and of course, our abundant fresh produce and local drinks.”
Bundaberg Wotif results show increasing interest
Wotif managing director Daniel Finch said while neighbouring states were in lockdown, the September school holiday period posed a unique opportunity for Queenslanders to see more of their own state.
“Queensland has always been one of Australia’s strongest tourism destinations and while we know it remains a challenging time for operators, it’s great to see travel interest is exceeding 2019 levels with destinations such as Bundaberg, up by over 295 per cent!”
“Bundaberg is the perfect family holiday destination for those looking to escape to the great outdoors for a much-deserved break, with nearby beaches, botanical gardens and whale watching to enjoy.”
Check out the September school holiday activity guide here.